Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer LLC

Happy New Year 2019

As we enter a new year, we find ourselves reflecting on all of the things for which we are grateful. Our relationship with you is something we truly value. Thank you for the partnership, the friendship and the opportunity to work together. We wish you much success in 2019.


Message from the Managing Partner

Another year at BHBM brought continued growth for the firm and a furtherance of our commitment to the community we call home, which just celebrated its 300th year. We are proud to be a New Orleans firm, but are also honored to assist our clients in matters across all parts of Louisiana and beyond its borders. Our continued focus to grow the firm by bringing in an extremely talented group of young and experienced professionals has invigorated the firm to reach new heights and explore new ways to help best serve our clients. We see the future of the firm to be in the good hands of good people who are committed to our mission statement and core values. We send our best wishes to our clients, colleagues and friends for a happy and successful 2019 and beyond.

Karl Zimmermann



Our Mission


Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer’s mission is to be a client-focused organization, recognized for providing the highest level of legal services, resulting in long-term relationships.

The cornerstones of our firm’s existence are:

Our Growth

In 2018, the firm welcomed two new attorneys to the practice. Please join us in welcoming them to the firm.


Jill Willhoft
In October 2018, Jill joined the firm’s maritime and employment litigation practice. Click here to learn more.





Mat Gray III
In December 2018, Mat joined the firm’s maritime litigation and insurance defense and coverage practice. Click here to learn more.





Professional Accomplishments

Andrew Sullivan was promoted to partner of the firm in March 2018. He was also elected as a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Jeannette Waring earned certification by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a Tax Law specialist, effective January 1, 2019.

Beaux Jones was named Co-Chair of the MERITAS US and Canada Environment, Energy, and Resources practice group. He was also named a member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

Valerie Fontenot was selected to join the Paul S. Rosenblum Healthcare Institute. She was also named the Vice President of Internal Communications for the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society, and was selected for the Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) 2018/2019 Class.

Alex Aughtry was elected to the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division (YLD) Board of Directors (2018-2019). She was also elected board secretary of the Junior Achievement’s Young Professionals Board.

Larry DeMarcay was selected as an honoree for New Orleans CityBusiness magazine’s 2018 “Leadership in Law” class.

In Memoriam

On May 2, 2018, the firm lost one of its founding partners, James “Jimmy” Gibbons Burke, Jr. Jimmy truly laid the foundation for our firm’s long-standing success, and we will forever celebrate his memory. Click here to read more about Jimmy’s legacy.

In the Community

At Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, we encourage one another to not just be “In the Community,” but “Of the Community.” Individually and collectively, we are committed to giving back to the place we have called home for over 100 years. Here are just a few notes from 2018:

Awards & Honors


Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer has been named a Tier 1 New Orleans Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in ten practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2019. Click here to see a complete listing of the practice areas for which we were recognized.


Nine lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Additionally, John Rouchell was recognized as the 2019 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year” in New Orleans. Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.


Fourteen lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer have been recognized by Super Lawyers; ten as Louisiana Super Lawyers 2019 and four as Rising Stars 2019. Rising Stars is a Super Lawyers designation for attorneys 40 years old or younger who have practiced law for 10 years or less. Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.


Eight lawyers from Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, representing nine practice areas, were named New Orleans Magazine’s 2018 “Top Lawyers of New Orleans.” Click here to see a complete listing of our selected attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.

Alerts & Updates

The firm publishes many updates and alerts, which provide discussions on Louisiana state and federal court decisions and legislative developments concerning specific areas of law, including:


Click here to sign-up to receive our Construction Law Updates either by mail or email.


Click here to sign-up to receive the firm’s Environmental Law Updates via email.


Click here to sign-up to receive the firm’s Maritime Updates via email.


Click here to sign-up to receive our monthly Tax Law Alerts via email.

International Reach

BHBM is the south Louisiana member of MERITAS, Law Firms Worldwide, a global alliance of over 180 full-service law firms across more than 70 countries. Through Meritas, BHBM can connect clients seeking legal services worldwide with pre-qualified, trusted legal expertise across the globe.



Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC

New Orleans, LA



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